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In pictures: Celebrities partying at London indie-disco Rebel Rebel

The raucous club night was the stuff of legend during its brief but brilliant existence. But don’t just take our word for it – here’s a photo gallery of famous regulars

By Tristan Parker
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Gritty, fabulous indie night Rebel Rebel was sweaty, boozy, crowded – people loved it when it launched in 2005; a bit too much, as it turned out, as founders Tony Fletcher and Dan Murphy killed the club night off when it became too popular, but not before some famous faces turned up to join the party. Ahead of Rebel Rebel returning for one last-ever jaunt this weekend, take a look at some of the well-known revellers in our photo gallery.

 

Celebs at Rebel Rebel

Kelly Osbourne, and Patrick Wolfe, Rebel Rebel

Patrick Wolfe and Kelly Osbourne.

Jake Shears and Sophie Ellis-Bextor at Rebel Rebel

Jake Shears and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

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Will Young, Rebel Rebel

Will Young.

Hedi Slimane at Rebel Rebel

Hedi Slimane.

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Jodi Harsh

Jodi Harsh.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Rebel Rebel

Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

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Kele Okereke, Rebel Rebel

Kele Okereke.

Ahead of Rebel Rebel's one-off return this weekend, we asked Fletcher and Murphy to tell us more about their notorious party and its famous clientele:

‘Rebel Rebel had a short life, but it created more than its fair share of friendships, memories and hangovers. Nobody knew if booking a West End basement for a gay indie disco named after an old Bowie record, and promising to play rock ’n’ roll to a crowd of “hot tramps”, would work. The huge queue after a few parties said otherwise. People weren’t clicking “attending” on their nights out in 2005, so it was all word of mouth, like a secret that everybody knew. The Scissor Sisters were regulars, Hedi Slimane dropped “Fashion” when he DJ’d (obviously). Pet Shop Boys refused to dance but Kelly Osborne did when John Cameron Mitchell played a record by her dad. Clubs are great when great people go there time after time. Only DJs and promoters think the nights are about them. We never did and we still don’t. Our crowd was friendly, heady, pretty and attitude-free, and they’re the reason we’re doing one final party.’

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